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SFGTV
Jun 4, 2011 4:00pm PDT
like the neighborhood? >> this is the best neighborhood. we are the luckiest city in the world to have this kind of cultural district, to have so many museums and cultural institutions. the center of our tourist life is here because this is where the convention center is. people from near and far can be introduced to the richness of the bay area. it is so wonderful and unique. >> the city thanks you for providing such wonderful leadership and vision. >> we're so happy to be part of the city and so honored to be part of "culture wire." >> to learn more about the exhibition and other upcoming events, visit the website. thank you for watching "culture >> as you all know, the mayor is here to hear a little bit from the climate action panel that have been meeting. five of them will be presenting their findings today and then we will hear brief remarks from the mayor. so i did first want to welcome mayor lee and explain a little bit about the panels and how we'll be presenting the findings. [applause] >> welcome, mayor lee. today we are pleased to present you with the recommendations of five
SFGTV
Jun 2, 2011 10:00am PDT
with me and the department of environment on the city's climate action plan. and these panels consist of businesses, community organizations, advocates and nonprofits. so they're going to come up and each one of them is going to introduce themselves, read you their short recommendations and hand it to you so that you can keep it in perpetuity. or keep it for reference the next time we come back asking for questions. the first one we have is energy independence. [applause] >> my name is karrie, and i'm the managing director and a member of the energy independence advisory panel. and i'd like to read our findings to you. forgive me for reading from this, but i want to make sure i get it right. the city and county of san francisco recognizes that energy use in buildings is the single largest contributor to the city and county of san francisco's carbon footprints. therefore, the san francisco department of the environment has brought together two sets of stakeholders to advise the city on building with energy issues. the first is the renewable task force. the second of which, we, the unde
SFGTV
Jun 1, 2011 10:30am PDT
visiting the commission's web site. the public art speaks volumes of san francisco as a world-class city with world-class art and culture. for more information, visit >> as you all know, the mayor is here to hear a little bit from the climate action panel that have been meeting. five of them will be presenting their findings today and then we will hear brief remarks from the mayor. so i did first want to welcome mayor lee and explain a little bit about the panels and how we'll be presenting the findings. [applause] >> welcome, mayor lee. today we are pleased to present you with the recommendations of five community panels that have been working with me and the department of environment on the city's climate action plan. and these panels consist of businesses, community organizations, advocates and nonprofits. so they're going to come up and each one of them is going to introduce themselves, read you their short recommendations and hand it to you so that you can keep it in perpetuity. or keep it for reference the next time we come back asking for questions. the first one we have is energy
SFGTV
Jun 1, 2011 12:00pm PDT
affect every walk of life, every neighborhood, every person who moves around the city. and it is not just for the residents. the huge number of tourists from other areas, regional visitors who come to work or play in san francisco. so representing the growing bicycle contingent -- and thank you, we are now 1200 strong at the bicycle coalition. we are thrilled to have all of these people joining us. seven out of 10 people in the city now bicycle. it may be people like me who ride every day, or it may be people who just want to ride one day a month or so. that is wonderful. what we are experiencing across the board, though, is less than safe conditions on the streets. one of the top icomplaints thati hear are complaints about the pot holes. just as high as we were about traffic moving too fast. right up there in the top three is that fear of paul's. it is a very unsafe condition. i know that on my own ride home, i need to dodge them. this is also a great opportunity not just to bring our streets back up to par, which we must do, not only for economic but safety reasons, but also to go
SFGTV2
Jun 8, 2011 11:30pm PDT
the city will be much informed with having our process and having our archives to look too. >> and that is how san francisco government worked out the kinks, twists and turns, bombs in the road, to select its new interim mayor, ed lee. san francisco's first asian- american mayor. >> this has been an unprecedented and historic transition of power here in san francisco. i am so happy the board of supervisors came together to select an outstanding choice along many outstanding candidates to lead us over the next several years. >> over the past several months when this issue has come up, it had been agonizing. the board has been put into a difficult situation. there are a lot of differences of opinion on how to run the city, how to mass make a decision, who should be in place, 11 people to agree on that is a challenging thing. i think we have done the best we can do in the process, considering the difference of opinions. >> the people of san francisco can now choose their mayor, the direction they want to go. that is why this decision was so appropriate. >> the other big shock is that
SFGTV2
Jun 12, 2011 12:00pm PDT
to attend ucla berkeley law school, before working for the city government, first as an investigator in the whistle- blowers department, and a few decades after california passed laws forbidding agents from -- asians from owning land, he became the first chinese- american mayor. now his mustache has its own twitter feed. i feel badly for the audience, because they can only hear the mustache. it is truly awesome up close. his predecessor, gavin newsom, was famous for the amount of here joe he used. please welcome mayor ed lee. [applause] mayor lee: thank you. should i stand up here, joe? is this right. ok. thank you out, everybody. at it is my pleasure to be here, to share with you what it has been like for the first quarter, maybe a third of this year, but also to begin by telling you this is a very unique city. and i continue to be so enthralled by the wonderful people who live here, that work here, even though i finished the ninth of tin budget town hall meetings, numerous meetings with community-based agencies, inviting people who have not been there for years, as the
SFGTV
Jun 6, 2011 3:00am PDT
community's strategy that supervisor campos, i know you will be representing the city. these are findings that will help us get to a lot of these decisions. we will incorporate new data and the methodology. what we will be requesting the board to do is to really help us prioritize these short term actions and come back with a more robust set of programs that will hull these various strategies. we will be coming back every two years. that concludes my presentation and i am happy to answer any question that you might have. supervisor campos: colleagues, any questions? why don't we open it up for public comment? is there any member of the public that like to speak? public comment is closed. i'm sorry. please. >> good afternoon, i am the climate action coordinator with the department of the environment. i want to give you a brief bit of context. supervisor campos: this is not part of public comment. go ahead. i was confused about what was doing what. >> the plan, the climate strategy, the city has a large climate action strategy that we committed ourselves to greenhouse production go
SFGTV
Jun 6, 2011 5:00pm PDT
in the city of san francisco. the university mount reservoir is the fifth to be retrofitted as part of the water system improvement program since 2003. i think it is important to remember that every time we complete a project like this, we are a step closer to making our system completely seismically reliable and to ensure our 2.5 million customers have drinking water, and that we have an adequate supply to fight fires following a major seismic event. how did we seismically retrofit this 125-year-old structure? we installed a number of super frames to support the roof structure. we added multiple sheer walls and stained -- and frames. we also drilled 500 miles through the bottom of the reservoir to anchor it to the bedrock to prevent it from sliding. we completely sealed and waterproofed the roof. with all of these upgrades completed, this reservoir will be possible of heating be -- feeding the entire city following a major earthquake. be completed some improvements to the inlet-outlet piping of the reservoir that will allow us to backseat our transmission system so that customers i
SFGTV2
Jun 19, 2011 5:30am PDT
try my best to unify the city and then set out to do at least five priorities. at least one of them has been fully accomplished, but the five priorities were budget, balancing the city's budget. we still have a $306 million gap. pension reform, which i will talk about later. we have the america's cup, getting that off the ground. then we have my and placement of local hire and what that means for the city. and finally, i was thrust upon with the obligation to make sure that i selected a police chief, not a temporary police chief. a chief that will carry forth what i consider to be one of the most important things in this city, to secure the public safety of the great city of san francisco. i think i have done that, with the selection and now the appointment of the chief. so many people have come up to me and clearly you expected a chief who had spent 30 years in his life, but i did not realize how many people he has really known in every part of this community. they come up and they thank us for making that wonderful decision. you will see right off the that, if he will be a great p
SFGTV
Jun 28, 2011 11:00pm PDT
unique city. and i continue to be so enthralled by the wonderful people who live here, that work here, even though i finished the ninth of tin budget town hall meetings, numerous meetings with community-based agencies, inviting people who have not been there for years, as they tell me. i am hearing so many stories, stories about white people came to san francisco. and just -- about why people came to san francisco. and just so many stories about whether or not their dreams or conditions were fulfilled, or they are here working were living with their families or they are trying to conduct business here. it has been wonderful. a lot of people have been asking -- i really -- to i really enjoy it? the word " julyenjoy -- "enjoy" is a little strong. i set out on a commitment that i would do this for a year. i made a commitment i would try my best to unify the city and then set out to do at least five priorities. at least one of them has been fully accomplished, but the five priorities were budget, balancing the city's budget. we still have a $306 million gap. pension reform, which i w
SFGTV
Jun 5, 2011 2:00pm PDT
the city of san francisco. we're going to do some introductions here. the phone lines are open right now. i'm going to speak for a few minutes. i am going to hand it off to gail and then hand it off from shawn from i.d.c. after that we'll open up the lines for just a more roundtable conversation and questions. if you could keep your phones muted for a few minutes until we're done with some opening remarks, i think that will make it more convenient for everybody to hear some of the comments before we get started. is that ok? so thank you, everybody, for coming today. we really appreciate you folks being here. we're very pleased to announce that we signed a contract with microsoft. over the next 12 months we'll be rolling out the entire city on the microsoft platform, a new email system will be in place for all of the employees, state of the art. we're very excited about this opportunity. we're excited not just about the email but what it means for the future of the city, where we're going for the next five years. as many of you tomorrow we'll be released our first five-year strategic
SFGTV2
Jun 4, 2011 9:00am PDT
the -- we oversee transportation in the city. >> i am the third greg on the panel, chief of police. >> ann of northern station. >> ed riskin of the department of public works. >> i maria, director for the department of children, youth, and their families. >> ladies and gentlemen -- >> thank you. thank you. thank you. can everybody hear me? all right. you may not see me, but you can hear me. ed lee, your mayor. i'm happy to join supervisor mirkarimi and all of the department heads here tonight. this is the ninth of the 10 town hall meetings we had all of the city to introduce to you the challenge of our budget, but most importantly, to listen to you tell us what san francisco's priorities ought to be, and i have been doing this because i believe that our budget should never be decided within just the halls of city hall, that we have to go out to every community and open up the dialogue and allow you to tell us those priorities. i made that promise to the board of supervisors. all of our budget should reflect what people need, what people want the most, and then we tell you what the
SFGTV
Jun 6, 2011 1:30am PDT
demonstrates that this is beneficial for the city to homebuilding. in this instance, this is the savings of the general fund, with tens of millions of dollars. and we have the other big items. these are in the portfolio, a true general fund. the self supporting office space is revenue neutral, because the department's otherwise would have been renting. this really impact of the general fund. this is only 6% of the portfolio. >> supervisor, i see your question. >> this is not considered it a debt, and the city has no legal authority to have this tax be paid. the only has the obligation to appropriate and the underlying asset is the collateral. state law requires that we have use and occupancy of the building. investors are concerned about this, the useful life of the asset, and this will continue as a goal long with the general funds to pay the debt. we paid the debt there city do not have any of these contracts. >> the next slide shows the results of what was discussed earlier. you only require the projects fund and the payment fund, and on the lease revenue side, this is during the constru
SFGTV
Jun 12, 2011 9:30am PDT
one, the city, when forming green-space management policies, should consider local ecosystem functioning and climate science, first of all. two, the city should work towards managing and investing in its green infrastructure with the same policy, vigor and performance expectations as it does its man-made infrastructure when addressing ecosystem functions for climate mitigation and adaptation. and he three, when planning for urban green space, the city should support the activities of neighborhoods and community groups in their roles as local stewards of our green spaces. our specific recommendations as far as how the city should organize these efforts are, one, the mayor's office should coordinate an interdepartmental panel on green space policies in order to increase communication between city departments and identify synergies and land management practices and to establish a unified process for community greening of public parcels, and, two, when sfpuc efforts toward watershed-based planning include recommendations for green infrastructure improvements, all land-owning city
SFGTV
Jun 16, 2011 7:00pm PDT
the city is maintaining. provide caretaker for trees and to protect public safety. the urban forestry ordinance -- that is a public works code 800-814. i would like to highlight a couple of responsibility for maintenance of these trees. section 8 05 in particular. it reads, "it shall be the duty of the owner of lots or portions of lots immediately of birding on or adjacent to any street to maintain such a street tree. the duties shall include both routine and major maintenance of the street trees. b reads "the department may determine to undertake the regular routine and/or major maintenance of certain street trees to promote consistency in the maintenance of trees." e read, "the director may determine to relinquish responsibility for seven trees or portrays prior to release pushing maintenance, responsibilities, the part michelle perform all necessary major tree maintenance as of the day designated by the director. all maintenance and tree- related maintenance shall be the responsibility of the property owner." those are the three items in the public works co we would like to highlig
SFGTV2
May 31, 2011 11:30pm PDT
>> as the director of public works, i am responsible for much of the infrastructure of the city, particularly public rights of ways, streets and sidewalks. one of the reasons that infrastructure is important is because it enables mobility in the city. . in any city, mobility is important. in a city like san francisco where we have a lot of space, mobility is important. to the extent that our public rights of way, streets and sidewalks are not in good condition, not save, not accessible, then we are not as mobile as a society as we need to be. therefore, we are not as strong as a society and have a strong enough economy. mobility really relies on infrastructure that is in good condition and i think we all recognize we have a long way to go in terms of realizing a city with infrastructure in the shape we need to enable that kind of mobility. it is also important because, here in the city, we have a transit first policy, a better streets policy. in order to get people out of their cars on to transit, on their bicycles, on their feet, we need public rights of way to be safe and accessible. all of
SFGTV
Jun 25, 2011 11:00am PDT
can show the unique advantage of the city of of san francisco, and the international reputation of this great city. hamas avenue say a few things. this is the only stand-alone major museum in the united states devoted only to the arts. this is a great gateway to asia. we help to sustain that the jobs, and the quality of life in san francisco, to provide greater cultural and educational value, where we offer so many opportunities as well as challenges. we also enjoyed a tremendous international reputation for being one of the best museums in promoting the u.s. and asian culture. so, let me -- let me talk about what has happened in the last fiscal year. we have restructured the debt, i would like to thank you for your support for the asian art museum. without your support we would not have success, and we solve the major obstacle for this wonderful institution. with the city of san francisco as well. and the goals were said very clearly. we needed to do this to achieve financial stability. what is happening now, is immediately after the crisis was solved, we restructured the museum s
SFGTV
Jun 22, 2011 2:30am PDT
did leave off at the city attorney. so i would like to invite our city attorney, mr. dennis arra -- dennis herrera. >> 94 the opportunity to discuss our proposed budget for next fiscal year with you. as many of you are aware, the city attorney's office provides general counsel advised to over 100 city departments, agencies, and commissions. drabs theory the legislation that implements all your wonderful ideas. negotiates contracts, business, labor contracts, handles over 4000 claims a year and acts affirmatively stepping into the general office of the city california. i am aware that some departments have provided you powerpoint presentations, and i will spare you that. we know that time is of the essence for you as you review. i am happy to report that we have been in consultation with the budget analyst and with respect to our proposed budget, we are in agreement with -- in concept with the recommendations that have come from the budget analyst. we're just still identifying exactly what hot -- pot those additional cuts should come out of, but we do not have a problem with that
SFGTV
Jun 19, 2011 6:30am PDT
has undergone a series of cuts over the past -- i would say six years. and the ability of the city to maintain street trees has been compromised greatly because of that. yet, at the same time, we have, i think, a real responsibility to maintain our trees around the city, especially in light of air quality and efforts to beautify our neighborhoods and make them cleaner. so i would like to call this hearing so we can hear what the proposed changes are. also, if dpw has the ability to touch upon what the actual staffing changes have been over the years in the street tree program. that would be great to hear. i expect we will hear a lot from people around the city who have concerns about the potential loss of staffing and maintenance of the street tree program. the alternative that has been proposed is that property owners will have greater responsibility for maintaining trees on the sidewalks in front of their homes. that is also not something that i think is realistic in terms of being on top of that and the city being on top of homeowners and perhaps having a program that will work. al
SFGTV
Jun 13, 2011 11:00pm PDT
users in the city. that pencils out to approximately $6.50 per month per user. that is significant -- a significant savings to the city. as a matter of fact, was one of the key ways that the department of technology was able to achieve its 20% budget reduction target for this fiscal year which was directed from the mayor's office. so the importance, i think, one things i like to stress about cost, there's two things. one, the city's currently operating seven email systems across the city. so there's -- as the gentleman from i.d.c. mentioned, there's hardware, software, infrastructure, to run multiple email systems and staffs associated with managing all the systems. additionally, not only are we saving money by going to the new system, we're actually really gaining significant capabilities. we are, again, leapfrogging to a newer version of the technology that much more easily integrated into where we're going from a technology vision for the future and frankly the thing i see as the c.i.o. for the city that we're really cognizant of it creates disaster resilient solution to a chall
SFGTV
Jun 29, 2011 3:00pm PDT
item one. >> item 1. charter amendment (third draft) to amend the charter of the city and county of san francisco by -- regarding city retirement benefits and health care benefits. commissioner kim: because we heard this item last week, we are just going to hear public comment. please line up if you have any public comment. good morning. -- >> good morning. i have a question for the board for which i have no -- i do not think i will get an answer. why should we expect our representatives to do any more to live up to this agreement than you have in the past? the reason i say that is, in past years, boards of supervisors have entered into negotiations with city employees on retirement, the different things that accrue over the years, and they made commitments to those city employees, saying we would give you this and that. they entered into what i considered bad faith agreements. in that same budget year, they would pass a budget that would pay for immediate expenditures and put almost nothing assigned for the items that were accruing over the years. each year, it got further behind a
SFGTV
Jun 19, 2011 11:00am PDT
have a special role in the community, to make the community and city and country better. thank you very much. >> [speaking foreign language] >> hi -- supervisor chu: the other microphone. we only have one that works. >> she is working 10 years as a home care worker. she is working for clients that are all very ill. in february, it was cut 3.6%, and i lost some money and also clients lost. hours. i'm working 24 hours a day, and i am like a clock, going around and around. these people, they can do anything. i don't have any benefits like vacation days, sick days, and even for four years, we do not have any penny raised in our wages. i even do not know who i am. i am a doctor. i am a cleaner. i am housekeeping. i am doing everything. everything. this is something about myself and about home care workers. i am looking at them and doing this work, and i see them like this is my family. like this is my parents. i want to ask you a question -- why when a baby is born, we can give to them the best choice, everything for them, but why we can get for our clients to give something good, we ha
SFGTV
Jun 15, 2011 11:30am PDT
applications, how they can be used to lower the costs to the city. we are trying to take advantage of some of those technologies are on the e-mail project, how we provide web services and things such as that to leverage some of those cloud and web technologies. one of the hard things to do we have talked about in previous meetings is how you measure progress, how you measure success if you approve a plan like this over five years. if you look in the appendix of this plan, what we tried to do is lay out all of the requests that departments see themselves needing. not dissimilar to, as was pointed out, modeled on the capital plan where you look at the future and try to project, based on what has been installed or what departments think they need to do -- you end up with quite an extensive laundry list of projects that departments would like to implement over the next few years, whether they are replacing existing applications or implementing new technologies. we tried to pull out of that through these meetings and highlight for you in this report perhaps 10 significant or strategic i
SFGTV
Jun 23, 2011 10:30am PDT
not have success, and we solve the major obstacle for this wonderful institution. with the city of san francisco as well. and the goals were said very clearly. we needed to do this to achieve financial stability. what is happening now, is immediately after the crisis was solved, we restructured the museum so that we could better streamline the operation with more of a focus on business development. there was the revenue and the sources that helped to sustain what ever the program was that we wanted to develop further with the mission. looking at the next coming fiscal year starting on july 1, we will show public engagement campaign, in order to boost further awareness of this institution and to develop a new program and last but not least, to initiate what is required of us by the agreement between the museum and the city, but also as a further growth of the museum debt. they have this potential. i would like to share with you some wonderful news. if you look outside of your window, going back to the office with a wonderful exhibition, we have received spectacular revues. the new y
SFGTV2
Jun 8, 2011 12:00am PDT
of connecting us in the city. we all share the goal of making our city easier to move around, more accessible, more business and family friendly. these are the goals that we have at the bicycle coalition. our plan for connecting the city, to creating 100 miles of dedicated bikeways so that families can ride to school, so that folks of all ages can ride to work, to the part, anywhere they want to go in the city. i want to thank you for being part of the division. when we come back next year, i expect to see far more people bicycling. thank you. [applause] >> is one that probably a lot of you don't understand the intricacies of it. a good portion of that goes to police services, social services that you value the most. and what i try to do in spreading the word with our commissioners, the department heads, and with you here today, i gave three general principles to guide us. i want the city to be safe. not only safe in the public safety sense, but in the core level of social services safety net. how one of the city to be solvent that we have programs that we can afford to pay for. i
SFGTV
Jun 19, 2011 7:00am PDT
revenue because that is what this is all about. there certainly could be a box on the city's property tax bill that is voluntary for those of us who would like to check it off to support the tree program in the city. i think lots of people would sign up to do that. but it is not that easy to get that little box without political support, and that is where you come in. the second thing is the transfer tax, the real estate transfer tax. we require property owners at the time of sale, that data all kinds of the things for energy and water and their buildings. as dan pointed out, trees are a community benefit, and we should be requiring it. at that time, it does not mean a thing to spend $100 or $200 and put that into the tree fund. i think there are ways that you can secure web and it and -- secure revenue and keep the program going. we are also a tourist city and how our city looks is critical for those who come here as well as those of us who visit here, and we cannot diminish our city in this way. nothing says poor neighborhood like a neighborhood with no trees. that is exactly what w
SFGTV
Jun 8, 2011 3:30pm PDT
financial house in the city. at the beginning of this conversation when he leaves started meeting, we had choices to make right at the beginning. the choices included whether or not we're going to hold out for months finger of blame -- claiming for what occurred. or whether we would get to work and at the numbers tell us what we needed to do. as precisely what we set out to do and allow those numbers, the numbers that we have been quoting as the numbers we had to attack. the financial house of the city , it would allow ourselves to focus as we have done. i like to thank the people that are standing beside me as well as the ones in the back of me having spent quality time in coming up with a consensus, a comprehensive plan that we believe will fix the problem for the long-term. i'm happy to announce that we have at least a sponsor's if not more to present this pension proposal to the board going through the rules committee and eventually the full board for the ballot. having said that, i want to emphasize that this proposal is comprehensive. it looks that not only the numbers that have
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